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or T.L.C., t.l.c.

  1. tender loving care.
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recognition, regard, treatment, spotlight, awareness, concern, uneasiness, disquiet, notice, observation, consciousness, brace, ministration, TLC, compunction, disquietude, attentiveness, heed, unease, watchfulness

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British Dictionary definitions for tlc


abbreviation for
  1. informal tender loving care
  2. thin-layer chromatography
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Word Origin and History for tlc

by 1953 as an abbreviation of tender loving care.

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tlc in Medicine


  1. thin-layer chromatography
  2. total lung capacity
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